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Dines and Emil Carlsen letters to Helen Elizabeth Keep, 1932-1957

Carlsen, Dines, 1901-1966



Collection Information

Size: 12 Items (on partial microfilm reel)

Summary: Two letters from Emil Carlsen replying to Miss [Helen Elizabeth] Keep, which critique four of her paintings; and ten letters from Dines Carlsen to Keep, touching primarily on art and health related subjects. Accompanying some of the letters are photographic enlargements.

Biographical/Historical Note

Painters. Emil Carlsen (1853-1932) was born in Copenhagen, Denmark. He came to the U.S. in 1872, and worked in New York City. He trained his son, Dines (1901-1966). Helen Elizabeth Keep was a painter in Detroit, Mich., who studied at the Art Institute of Chicago and Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She greatly admired the still life painting of Emil Carlsen and sought his advice regarding her own.


Two letters from Helen Keep to Constance Coleman (Mrs. E. P.) Richardson originally microfilmed with the Carlsen letters (frames 398-399 & 430-431) have been placed in the collection file.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reel D8 (frames 400-429) available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.

How to Cite This Collection

Dines and Emil Carlsen letters to Helen Elizabeth Keep, 1932-1957. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.